Andhra University Visakhapatnam

Andhra University is a premier University in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

Andhra University's Mission is To achieve excellence in teaching and research, To preserve and generate knowledge, To cultivate resolute moral values, To develop and enhance human resources, To improve the quality of life and contribute to sustainable development of the region and the nation in harmony with our culture, heritage and environment

The University has about 85,000 students persuing their Under Graduate and Post Graduate courses under Distance Education. The University is the second university in South India to offer courses under Distance Education. The Institute had a total enrollments of 62107 in 2000

Andhra University (AU)

Andhra Pradesh

Pin Code: 530003

Telephone: +91-891-2844000
Fax: +91-891-2755324, 2525611

Official Website:

About the University

Institution Motto / Tagline / Slogan: Thejasvinaa Vadeetha Masthu

Year of Establishment: 1925

Type of University/College/Institution: State University formed by an act of the Madras Legislature

Membership: The University is a member of The Association of Indian Universities (AIU)

UGC Recognition: Yes

UGC Grants/Funding: Funded By UGC

NAAC Rating: A Grade with CGPA of 3.65 (as September 16, 2008 Re-accredition)

Certification: ISO 9001-2000 Certified Organization

The University, in its first year of operations in 1926 has few faculty staff and only six students. The next year, student strength rose to 17. In 1936, the student strength is at 200 and rose to 600 by 1946 and 2800 by 1966.

The University has colleges from Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, Guntur, East Godavari and West Godavari districts under its jurisdiction.